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non degreeBalassi Preparatory Course in Hungarian Language

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Program description:
The ten-month-long preparatory programme of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is offered to foreign students who plan to pursue their full BA/BSc or undivided studies in Hungarian institutions of higher education. After the course, admission criteria for university programs are the following: successful final exam and successful entrance exam at the chosen university. The main aim of the program is to prepare the most able students for their further education. Therefore, we not only teach Hungarian Language and different subjects in Hungarian, but also improve writing, communication and other skills and competencies related to the students’ further education. In the first semester (September-December) students study only Hungarian Language (30 classes a week). Depending on their specialisation, they also have different subjects in Hungarian (e.g.: Biology, Chemistry, Maths, History etc.) from November and during the second semester (January-June). At the end of the course, students have to take a final exam.

Entry requirements:
a secondary school leaving examination or an equivalent qualification

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During the entrance examination process , selection is based primarily on the documents, certificates and letters of motivation submitted. Due to the number of applicants, it may be necessary to complete a test based on the chosen specialisation, that is, in Mathematics, Biology or Humanities. The tests do not require Hungarian language skills.

Ms. Krisztina Szalanczi
student affairs clerk

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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States